Childbirth Preparation and Mommy & Me Classes

Childbirth Preparation and Mommy & Me Classes2018-06-28T19:22:42+00:00

Classes for You

Classes for You

Along with home visits, MOMS Orange County offers you free classes throughout Orange County where you can meet other moms and dads, make friends, and learn together about childbirth, caring for a newborn, and helping your baby grow strong, bright and happy.

The workshop for new dads, Taller Para Papás, is for men only.  Experienced dads are there showing how to diaper, bathe, hold and comfort a crying baby.

Once your baby is 3 months old, enjoy fun activities together in class, learn how to help your baby grow strong, and meet other new parents with babies the same age.

Classes are in Spanish, English, or Vietnamese.

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Some of the things moms and dads
learn in our classes

  • How my baby is growing during pregnancy and the importance of healthy eating and exercise
  • Preparing myself for labor and childbirth and taking care of myself after birth
  • How to diaper, feed and comfort my baby
  • Successful and satisfying breastfeeding for a healthy baby and mother
  • Activities so my newborn grows strong
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Some of the things moms and dads learn in our classes

Classes and Support Groups

Mommy & Me Classes

3-5 months, 6-11 months & 12-17 months

Learn activities to stimulate your baby’s mental and physical development. Mothers and babies come together in a fun and creative group environment. After graduating from Mommy & Me classes, you are given information on fun activities to do at home or with a playgroup.

3-5 months: Spanish Only
6-11 months: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
12-17 months: English, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Taller para Papás Workshop for New Dads

Fathers Only

Veteran fathers and their new infants mentor fathers-to-be in diapering, feeding, burping, swaddling, bathing, infant safety, holding and comforting a crying infant. Other important topics include preventing child abuse, balancing work and family responsibilities, and the changing relationship with your mate.

In Spanish only

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Childbirth Preparation

Classes covering pregnancy anatomy, preparation for labor and delivery, medication and anesthesia options, breathing techniques, exercises and massage.

In Spanish and English (We recommend taking these classes early in your third trimester)

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Prenatal Education

Classes on fetal development, prenatal care and the importance of healthy nutrition, exercise, and caring for yourself during pregnancy.

In Spanish only

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My Parents & Me Classes

3-5 months

Learn hands-on activities together to stimulate your baby’s mental and physical development. Parents and babies come together in a fun and creative group environment.

In Spanish and English (alternates each month)

Coming Soon – My Parents & Me Classes

6-11 months

In Spanish and English (alternates each month)

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Breastfeeding Education & Support Groups

Classes providing education, resources, and instruction to pregnant mothers who plan to breastfeed. After your baby is born, mothers are invited to attend weekly breastfeeding support groups to get additional information, support, and encouragement for a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.

In Spanish only

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Meet Christina

Our Home Visitor prepared us for Allison’s arrival, helping me find resources for basic needs to be sure I was healthy during my pregnancy. Once Allison was born, I attended Mommy & Me classes.  It was more than worth the one-hour bus ride each way. Seeing Allison reach her development milestones ahead of schedule and spending time with the other mothers and babies was so important to me.

So when I became pregnant with my son Richy three years later, I knew I had to invite MOMS into my home and life once again. Thank goodness I did! I again found a strong circle of support, helping me feel less alone and more empowered as a mom.

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